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Cuttings, Photographs and Cartoons relating to WSC previous to the outbreak of the Second World War, 1936-06 - 1939-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 29 A/2

Scope and Contents

Career: Speculation within the press, concerning WSC’s absence from higher government and his suitability for a return to the Admiralty; Julian Sandys is born 19 September 1936.

Domestic Policy: Abdication of King Edward VIII [later Edward, Duke of Windsor]; Alfred Duff-Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] resigns; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain rejects calls for a general election; House of Commons endorses conscription.

Foreign Policy: WSC highlights Britain’s defensive needs (especially the RAF), in the face of German re-armament; WSC reveals fears over isolation due to British foreign policy as Germany threatens Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia], and describes the Munich agreement as ‘a failure’; WSC appeals to the United States to ‘stand against dictators’; Hitler accuses WSC of ‘warmongering’, as Britain re-arms.


  • 1936-06 - 1939-07

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible on microfilm.


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2004-08-09 12:21:37.343000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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